The NFL announced Monday that Chargers DE Tenny Palepoi has been suspended without pay for the team’s next four regular-season and/or postseason games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.
Palepoi’s suspension begins immediately.
The Chargers released the following statement regarding Palepoi’s suspension:
“While disappointed to hear the news today about Tenny, we respect and support the League’s decision. We are confident that he will learn from this and what is expected of him in the future.”
Palepoi, 25, signed on with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent out of Utah back in 2014. He is in the final year of a three-year, $1.543 million contract and is making a base salary of $600,000 this season.
He missed the entire 2015 season after sustaining a broken foot during the preseason.
In 2016, Palepoi appeared in 13 games for the Chargers and recorded 13 total tackles and one fumble recovery.